2012 Porsche Cayman S Black Edition
|Photo Gallery, Review & Specifications|
Starting in July 2011, Porsche is bringing the mid-engine coupé to market in a special edition limited to 500 units boasting even better performance and especially lavish equipment specification. The Cayman S Black Edition is powered by a 3.4 liter six-cylinder boxer engine with power output increased by 330 hp at 7,400 rpm. The maximum torque remains unchanged at 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) at 4,750 rpm. (continued below)
|2012 Cayman S Black Edition Photo Gallery|
|Source: Porsche | Published: Fri May 06, 2011|
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The extra power feeds directly through into the performance of the all black two-seater. The acceleration times from zero to 60 mph are improved to 4.9 seconds with the six-gear manual transmission and to 4.8 seconds with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) respectively. A mere 4.6 seconds are required if the Launch Control is activated on the Sport Chrono package, available as an option. The Cayman S Black Edition’s top speed is a bit faster than the Cayman S – 173 mph (279 km/h) with the manual transmission and 172 mph (277 km/h) with the PDK respectively.
The Cayman S Black Edition is not just more sportily agile in terms of its longitudinal dynamics but laterally as well. Among other factors, this is attributable to the Boxster Spyder wheels in black, which with a diameter of 19 inches are not just one inch bigger than the standard Cayman S wheels but are also half an inch wider than the optional 19 inch wheels on the Cayman S. The tire sizes fitted are 235/35 ZR19 on the front axle and 265/35 ZR19 on the rear axle.
With its comprehensive and particularly high-quality equipment, the Cayman S Black Edition also caters for exceedingly exacting demands. For example, Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights are just as much part of the basic specification as are automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor. Driver and front seat passenger sit on black partial leather seats with Porsche crest on the headrests; climate control ensures a comfortable temperature. The driver pilots the Cayman Black Edition by means of a Sport Design steering wheel, the cruise control makes driving at constant speed a more comfortable and economical experience.
The color scheme of the limited edition sports coupé is consistent to the smallest detail: the dashboard trim is black as are the gear lever/selector trim and the instrument dials in the instrument cluster. The door entry guards emblazoned with the lettering “Black Edition” are made of stainless steel; the glove compartment lid bears the badge proclaiming the limited edition status. Equipped with Sound Package Plus, the Cayman S Black Edition’s infotainment systems are controlled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM). This also includes, for example, the navigation module and universal audio interface (AUX, USB, iPod). Mobile phone integration is already enabled. In all, the Cayman S Black Edition features the Porsche Comfort, Infotainment and Design packages, offering a price reduction into the bargain.
With country-specific equipment, the Cayman S Black Edition costs 67,807 euro in Germany including VAT.
|Key: AT – automatic transmission, MT – manual transmission, F/R/AWD – front/rear/all wheel drive|
|Displacement||210 cu in (3436 cc)|
|Power||330 hp @ 7400 rpm|
|Driveline||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Transmission||6 Speed Manual (Std.)|
|7 Speed Double-Clutch Automatic (Opt.)|
|Brakes & Tires|
|Brakes Front – Rear||Ventilated Discs – Solid Discs|
|Tire Size Front – Rear||235/35 R19 – 265/35 R19|
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight|
|0-60 mph||MT: 4.9 s|
|AT: 4.8 s|
|Top Speed||173 mph|
|EPA Fuel Mileage – City/Highway||n/a|
|Origin & Price|
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)||67,807 EUR in Germany|